High-Resolution Ecological Niche Modeling of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Based on Passive Surveillance Data at the Northern Frontier of Lyme Disease Emergence in North America.
- Jean-Paul R Soucy,
- Andreea M Slatculescu,
- Christine Nyiraneza,
- Nicholas H Ogden,
- Patrick A Leighton,
- Jeremy T Kerr,
- Manisha A Kulkarni
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2018 Mar 22. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
2 School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa , Ottawa, Canada .
Background: Lyme disease (LD) is a bacterial infection transmitted by the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) in eastern North America. It is an emerging disease in Canada due to the expanding range of its tick vector. Environmental risk maps for LD, based on the distribution of the black-legged tick, have focused on coarse determinants such as climate. Read More